Theatre

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We Are What We Overcome

Uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour.

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Comedy

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First Thursday Comedy Club

Featuring Patrick Monahan and Headline act TBA

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Kids

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So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs!

The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet.

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The Greatest Show For Families

Featuring some of the most iconic songs from shows such as The Greatest Showman, Disney Classics, Moulin Rouge, A Star is Born and more.

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Sam and Mark’s On The Road Show

Join the BAFTA award winning duo for an unmissable hour of entertainment jam packed with sketches, jokes and games.

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Music

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Children of Bury Create and Sing Carmen 2019

In this concert children from Bury perform material inspired by Bizet's opera Carmen.

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Sam Sweeney The Unfinished Violin

Inspired by his violin, carved but never finished by Richard Howard in 1915, Sam Sweeney has created a live show and album of instrumental music inspired by the Great War.

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James Grant

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced.

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Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

A two hour journey through your favourite Eagles songs from their first beginnings to their final album.

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Heather Peace

This special show will see Heather performing old tracks as never been seen before and fresh material from new album Hey Mayhem.

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Nidd

Nidd are a trio of young musicians from Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Ranagri

An electrifying mix of original virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Michael Walsh: From Stockport to Asturias

In this interview with Phil Brown, Michael Walsh journeys from learning the whistle in the ’70s to his research on Asturian folk music. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Drop the Floor

The band is steeped in the Irish tradition and exude an enthusiasm which is constantly shared by audience members wherever they perform. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Talisk

Their career trajectory in the relatively short time they have been together has been nothing less than sensational. Acclaim commenced with the coveted BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2015. Part...

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Peatbog Faeries

A Peatbog Faeries gig is an unforgettable experience that invariably results in euphoric audience response. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Big Whistle Festival Brunch

Breakfast chat, stories and music with a Peatbog Faeries legend; Peter Morrison. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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FARA with Steven Johnston and Catherine Ashcroft

Fara's music combines the unique fiddle tradition of the Orkney islands with contemporary and original songs and tunes. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter

Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years and now they're back for Big Whistle Festival 2019!

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Luke Daniels with Abel Selaocoe

In this first of four Kaleidoscope Music Memes shows Luke Daniels is joined by South African cellist Abel Selaocoe. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Flook

Flook's music features precise acoustic grooves and soaring improvisation, all topped off with impeccable stage presentation. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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You’re My World

A Celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles.

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A Blues Night at The Met

Featuring the guitars of Al Haynes and Tom Attah, the jaw-dropping voice of Kyla Brox and the harmonica of Mat Walklate.

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My Darling Clementine

My Darling Clementine return to The Met following the release in 2017 of their critically acclaimed third album Still Testifying.

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Còig

Nova Scotia's folk powerhouse Còig are one of today’s most exciting new north-american celtic groups.

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Workshops & Courses

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ALFA Community Ukulele Band

For adults of all ages and abilities. Learn to play this accessible, fun and...

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Getting Started with Emma Sweeney

Workshop. Get started on one of the most simple yet endearing of all instruments – the old tin whistle. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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African Tunes with Eliza Marshall

Workshop. Take an exotic break in the comfort of The Met, working on African tunes collected by Eliza that suit the characteristics of the whistle. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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One Education Whistle Workshop

Workshop for ages 7-16. Learn about the whistle and other traditional instruments from the students of One Education Music. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Steady Away Workshop with Emma Sweeney

Workshop. Accessible tunes to play with others. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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Advanced Whistle with Brian Finnegan

Workshop. A world class whistle workshop with Flook’s Brian Finnegan. Part of Big Whistle Festival 2019.

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